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12.14.2010 | | Posted at 03:04 PM

Carte Blanche’s production of THE HOSTAGE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Once again, Jimmy Dragolovich puts together a solidly impressive two-tiered set in the tiny space of the Carte Blanche Studio Theatre. Multiple doors open and shut and sometimes slam shut over the course of the comedy. It’s set in a brothel some point in recent history—about 60 years ago to be precise. The unique benefits of a studio theatre space the size of Carte Blanche’s work really we...
11.29.2010 | | Posted at 05:22 AM

Carte Blanche Stages THE HOSTAGE This Month

By Russ Bickerstaff
Brendan Behan had been out of prison for about a decade when he’d written The Hostage. His ties with the Irish Republican Army were more or less in his past by that time. The Irish poet/writer had reached a considerable level of success before he had passed away in 1964 at the age of 41. His 1953 comic drama The Hostage relates the story surrounding the planned execution of an 18 year-old IRA...